How to Visualize Your Way to Being Productive

productivity tactics visualization Mar 08, 2019

Visualization is a very powerful strategy to not only be more productive but to achieve any goal you desire.

In this post, I tell you how to visualize, give some examples plus tell you one thing visualization won't do.

A very powerful strategy

Visualization will not only help you be more productive but it will help you achieve any goal you desire.

Chances are good that you’ve heard of cutting out pictures of things you want to own someday and posting them around your house or in your office or in your car.

  • A boat
  • A car
  • A house
  • An electronic “toy”
  • An island

Or even places you’d like to visit:

  • Another country
  • Walt Disney World (my personal favorite)
  • Universal Studios
  • Sea World
  • Gettysburg
  • Another planet

Or what about experiences:

  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Skydiving
  • Summiting Mount Everest

Now, do I think that by cutting out pictures of what you want to buy, possess or experience is going to magically appear for you?

As much as I would like to say YES, the answer is:

Of course not!

But doing this will tell my subconscious mind that I really want one.

Note well: work is still involved.

How to visualize?

  • Choose something you REALLY want
    • Not passively
    • Not as an afterthought
    • Something you really, really want
    • This is key
  • You must picture what you want in as vivid detail as you can
    • See it
    • Feel it
    • Touch it
    • Taste it (where appropriate)
  • Cut out pictures or use a website like Canva to create wallpaper for your smartphone.
  • Think about what you want, look at the pictures as much as you can
  • Imagine you already possess it or are already there. Sounds hokey but it does work.

You, visualization & productivity

Some examples…

If you’re always late, instead of stressing about it, which doesn’t solve your issue, visualize arriving on time. Or better yet, arriving early!

  • What does that look like?
  • How does that make you feel?
  • See yourself arriving early.
  • Imagine not feeling rushed.
  • See yourself walking into the appointment calm, cool, and collected instead of sweating, out of breath with a rapid pulse.

What if you are always rushing at the last possible moment to meet a deadline? Or submitting a proposal?

  • Imagine finishing your project not early on the day it is due but 2, 3 or 4 days ahead of time.
  • Think about how much lower your stress level will be.
  • Consider how much the quality of your work will be when you are working at a regular pace instead of a hectic one.

What if you desire to start your own podcast, or YouTube channel or doing public speaking but you’ve been putting it off for too long?

  • Don’t think about all that is involved. All the moving parts. Everything you need to do. That’s negative visualization.
  • Think about already having a successful podcast, YouTube channel, or of giving a powerful presentation.
  • See yourself doing that which you desire.

The options are endless. But the key is the same.


Note: nothing magical will happen once you start visualizing. It still takes work. But you will be cementing your desire into your subconscious mind! You will become laser-focused.

Your turn

What are you visualizing at doing or visiting? Leave it in the comments below.

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